Microneedling, sometimes called collagen induction therapy, uses tiny needles to puncture into the dermis and create micro-injuries. This will stimulate your bodies natural collagen production which will result in reduction of scars and wrinkles, lighten sun damage, and overall tighten skin.
Microneedling with PRP
Hair thinning and hair loss can be a result of the natural aging process, and it is a common problem for many men and women. With advanced medical technology, you no longer need to be embarrassed by your bald spot or consider wig shopping to maintain your youthful appearance. We offer hair restoration treatments using innovative microneedling techniques with PRP, so your confidence can be restored today!
Our microneedling with PRP treatment is a safe, effective, and nonsurgical option to combat hair loss.
How does it work?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is a highly concentrated group of human blood cells that can promote healing and new cellular growth. PRP contains stem cells and growth factors that can stimulate cell growth, tissue repair, collagen growth, and healthy cell production, resulting in longer, fuller, and thicker hair regrowth when injected into the hair follicles.
We will draw a small amount of your blood in our office, similar to what you could expect when having blood drawn for lab tests. The blood is then rapidly spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of your blood. Anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort during treatment. Then, the PRP is injected directly into your scalp with a microneedling device to stimulate renewed blood supply and proper nutrients to your deprived hair follicles. The microneedling pen allows for deeper penetration of PRP, amplifying the benefits of your hair restoration procedure.
Depending on the area treated, treatment can take 60 to 90 minutes. Several treatments may be needed for the best possible results, and treatments should be spaced 3 to 6 months apart. Since PRP is derived from your own blood cells, there is virtually no risk for an allergic reaction or other adverse effects.
You make a variety of facial expressions every day, but one of the inevitable side effects of this natural movement is the formation of wrinkles. At first, these lines may appear only when you squint, frown or smile. Unfortunately, these dynamic lines will become etched into the skin over the years, so they are visible all the time. Wrinkles around the forehead and eyes can make you look angry, worried or tired even when you don’t feel that way at all. Inevitably, these unwanted aging signs can affect our confidence and our mood, affecting our daily quality of life in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
This anti-aging treatment is an excellent choice for patients looking to reduce lines and wrinkles in the upper portion of the face, including around the eyes and brow line, and regain a refreshed, relaxed and youthful appearance. Botox can also be used in other ways to reduce the look of prominent jaw muscles, platsymal bands in the neck, and a gummy smile. Procedures are quick, relatively painless and the results can last for many months before another treatment session is needed. Best of all, Botox treatments can help many patients delay invasive procedures, sometimes indefinitely.
Dermal fillers are injected into the face where patients have begun to experience volume loss, leading to lines, wrinkles and furrows. These treatments restore lost volume with long-lasting results, but they also serve several additional functions which enhance a patient’s outcomes.
Many fillers are formulated using hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally produced by the body. A hydrophilic (“water-loving”) molecule, its ability to attract and store moisture creates a sustained plumping effect, replenishing your body’s natural store of hyaluronic acid. Additionally, the surrounding skin can also experience a boost of hydration, improving as a direct result of treatment. Some research indicates that hyaluronic acid fillers can also stimulate collagen production, helping the skin rejuvenate itself from the inside out. Results from a hyaluronic acid-based filler can be seen immediately, and typically last up to 6 months.
Collagen stimulators are sometimes dubbed “permanent fillers”, as they work to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin in the long run. Collagen and elastin help support the skin’s underlying structures, giving it the elasticity and tone that is the hallmark of healthy, youthful and vibrant skin. Results from these fillers tend to be longer lasting, creating a rejuvenated look that can last over a year in just one treatment. However, unlike traditional volume adding fillers, this type of filler does not create an immediate plumping effect. Results appear subtly and naturally over time, with optimal outcomes often seen a few months after the initial treatment.